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Paradise Found - ~It~ Really Doesn't Get Better Than This! DEALS AUG & SEPT

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) right across from beach private path

This 2 bedroom 2 full bathroom, newly refurbished fully updated condo is located on the ground floor in Runaway Bay. This gorgeous vacation resort on stunning grounds between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay has been voted 'Best Resort' by Bradenton Herald for the past two years. The unit has new kitchen appliances, bedding and furnishings, new bathrooms, tiles, carpets and beds. A true piece of 'Paradise' found with a perfect location with views of the lake and the Intracoastal waterway from the Patio. The unit is near to the pool which is the largest on the island, in a quiet location on the Runaway Bay Complex and across from the beach which has free private access. There are tennis courts, a recreation room, sauna, exercise equipment, shuffleboard and a fishing pier.

On site management is available to answer all your questions or to help you out with your daily needs. Visit Disney (2 hours) or Busch Gardens (1 hour) take a stroll to Historic Bridge Street Pier and watch the glorious sunsets from the beach. Shopping is within 5 minutes and St Armands Circle, Sarasota, Bradenton and Longboat Key, with Superb Restaurants are an easy drive away. Miniature Golf and Go Karts 15 minutes away and the Free Island Trolley outside takes you to amazing views from the North Side of Anna Maria Island. Once You have found Florida's Best Kept Secret, you will never want to leave.

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Carol Jones
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2017


Bradenton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Paradise Found - ~It~ Really Doesn't Get Better Than This! DEALS AUG & SEPT
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

WOW Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was a GREAT VACATION.... The place was great and we slept six very easily. The place's interior was very very appealing to the eye and it's location was excellent. The owner of the condo was great communicating with me. We were having such a great time when Carol called to make sure everything was ok ,we were never there to recieve the calls.LOL!!!! We plan to visit again next year. Great place would recommend to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post your comments - maybe I should invest in an answerphone before your next visit!
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nice little place!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is right across private beach which made it super wonderful. The bus stop is around the front of the building so easy access to the island on the free shuttle which takes you from one end to the other end of the Island. We were able to walk just blocks to all the restaurants and little shops, etc. At the north end of the island was our favorite ice cream place and the pier was nice. There's a little sitting/viewing area around to the right of the apartment, very nice to watch sunsets. Overall we loved the island and you don't need a car if staying on the island. The apartment is nice and comfortable. We needed to buy a small blender for morning shakes as there was none. Our daughters bed was broken but functional and worked out. The reason for the 4 stars mainly is there is no WiFi. That was crucial for us and I had confirmed that there would be. There was nothing, and it was crucial for my husband to do Buisiness. The clubhouse had none either. We even tried to see how we can purchase it, apparently they go through flamingo services band not all works well. That was very frustrating for my husband, he ended up going to the library on the shuttle when he needed access. Carol was easy to communicate with and responded promptly always. The WiFi would make it us not able to stay there again. Other than that if you don't need WiFi access you would very well enjoy this place the pool is a skip away and on the way to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wadsworth, Ohio

3rd Time's a Charm

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year in this condo, and it was the best. Jan weather can be iffy, and this year was different only because it was warmer. The owner is awesome! Very accommodating and always accessible for any issues that arise. The condo condition was excellent. It is a bit dated but always clean and in good shape. It is a first floor unit and located in the back of the property, so there is very little traffic. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you continue to return and enjoy my lovely condo...hope to see you again next year!
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Wadsworth, Ohio

Superb Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this unit for the month of Jan 2014. While very cold that month for FL, we found plenty to keep us occupied. This unit is in a superb location for viewing the bay or the gulf. It was well represented on the website, and the owner couldn't have been more accommodating. The on-site management, however, was a problem at first since upon arrival we discovered this unit was still occupied. It took a day to get the mess sorted out. This was NOT the owner's fault. I recommend calling Runaway early on the day of your arrival to make sure your unit is ready; and call early on Saturdays. Once established in the unit, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The egrets and herons on the site are very friendly, sometimes too friendly. Don't leave your lanai door open! The views of the lake and the fountain are so relaxing. The cable system is bare-bones basic, so I'd recommend getting Bright House Network to upgrade when you get there. They will do it if you're there for a month. We would highly recommend this unit to anyone, and we hope to get back there ASAP. The owner, Carol, couldn't have been nicer and was very professional in our negotiations. Great area for all activities; we enjoyed too many to list here. Try the free trolley system too. You'll find it much easier to get around, especially during the busy winter months.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tim - So happy you had a good time. I am also pleased that the first night fiasco was resolved asap after my intervention as it has never happened before in 10 years of renting and as you say was totally out of my control! Hope to see you again next year. Carol
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perfect,just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at the condo,on lovely Anna Maria island and enjoyed every minute ,the unit was spotless ,had everything we needed ,including a washer and dryer ,which not all the other units have,it was overlooking the pond and was quiet and peacefull ,it was a 2 minute walk to the beach and there were chairs and umbrellas as well as a cool box,in fact,as i have already said everything that we required was supplied,several restaurants are within walking distance and we found the location to be ideal.

Carol the owner rang us to check if everything was ok and the few questions we asked before booking were answered truthfully and promptly,we would not hesitate in recommending booking this unit ,you wont be disappointed .

John and Sue ,Swansea UK

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and Sue - Thank you for your review! It was very kind of you to take the time to write such a comprehensive account of your stay. It was nice talking to you and I am so pleased you had a such a good time. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Carol
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A Great place to relax and chill out

  • 5 of 5

Just as Carol described, paradise. Lovely clean and bright condo, in a perfect location. Well equipt with everything you need, down to the cool box for your champagne on the beach to watch the sun sets. Could walk to lovely restaurants along the beach, or get the trolley bus to the pier or anywhere along the route. Fishing from the pier on the complex, and only a very short walk to beach, just perfect. Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed your stay - look forward to keeping in touch. Carol
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Tampa International
Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50

Fully Inclusive of Tax & Cleaning Fee US $ and UK pounds accepted 50% Deposit Required Upon Confirmation - Non Refundable. Rates Negotiable Subject to Availability and Demand. Final balance payable 60 days prior to arrival. Security deposit of $300 required by check, not cashed and returned after departure - for previous guests this deposit is waived.

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